Myoxanthus punctatus (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Antenella Luer 1992

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Common Name The Little Spotted Myoxanthus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Brazil at elevations around 670 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect to ascending, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 7 tubular, hispidous sheaths and carries a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-ovate, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the subpetiolate base that blooms in the spring on a fascile of single, successive flowers arising at the apex of the ramicaul with slightly pubescent peduncles and floral bracts.

Synonyms *Chaetocephala punctata Barb. Rodr.1882; Dubois-reymondia punctata (Barb.Rodr.) Brieger 1977; Pleurothallis chaetocephala Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as as Chaetocephala punctata drawwing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chaetocephala punctata; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Chaetocephala punctata drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Pleurothallis chaetocephala drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 2 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide